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Alvvays return with new single ‘Pharmacist,’ announce forthcoming album ‘Blue Rev’

At the end of June Alvvays teased their return with a cryptic video, and now they’re back with a brand new single, “Pharmacist.” The track arrives alongside the announcement of their first new album in five years, Blue Rev, out October 7th via Polyvinyl.

Alvvays have had a lot happen since the release of their sophomore 2017 album, Antisocialites. From a flood that ruined their equipment to stolen demo tapes to losing band members, Alvvays are ready for a fresh start. Now made up of singer Molly Rankin, guitarist Alec O’Hanley, keyboardist Kerri MacLellan, and new drummer Sheridan Riley and bassist Abbey Blackwell, Alvvays are leaning into a new sound on “Pharmacist.”

The track sees the band turning to a louder sound on today’s album opener. Adding some upbeat drums to their quintessential shoegazy, surf rock guitars, “Pharmacist” is Alvvays with a new and refined edge.

Listen to “Pharmacist” below.
 


 
Recorded with Shawn Everett, Blue Rev serves as the follow-up to Antisocialites.

Pre-order Blue Rev here and check out the tracklist below.
 

Blue Rev Tracklist:

01 – “Pharmacist”
02 – “Easy on Your Own?”
03 – “After the Earthquake”
04 – “Tome Verlaine”
05 – “Pressed”
06 – “Many Mirrors”
07 – “Very Online Guy”
08 – “Velveteen”
09 – “Tile by Tile”
10 – “Pomeranian Spinster”
11 – “Belinda Says”
12 – “Bored in Bristol”
13 – “Lottery Noises”
14 – “Fourth Figure”

Alvvays are headed out on tour. Check out the dates below.
 

Alvvays Tour Dates:

Chicago, IL @ Here and There Festival – The Salt Shed – 08/16
Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre * – 10/14
Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave. * – 10/15
Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot * – 10/18
Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory * – 10/19
Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * – 10/20
Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre * – 10/21
Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre * – 10/22
Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre Lounge * – 10/24
San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore * – 10/26
San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore * – 10/27
Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern * – 10/29
San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park * – 10/30
Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater * – 11/02
Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs * – 11/04
Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory * – 11/05
Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse * – 11/07
Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works * – 11/08
Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel * – 11/09
Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club * – 11/11
Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall * – 11/12
New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall * – 11/15
New York, NY @ Kings Theater * – 11/16
Boston, MA @ Roadrunner * – 11/18

*= w/ Slow Pulp

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